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Martin
06/28/2005, 11:03 AM
It has come to my attention, from recent threads on this forum, that the attitudes of a lot of the top players in this game has come to a new low. Not only do I see high calibur players belittling the spirit, and decks of other people on this forum, but the constant uneeded bragging displayed here is just not the image Pokegym needs. I feel we need to fix this problem by making the people contributing to this, aware that they are truly making an unpleasent enviornment for people who enjoy the Pokemon Trading Card Game. Is anybody with me?

metagross
06/28/2005, 11:05 AM
is this meant to be sarcasm?

Martin
06/28/2005, 11:08 AM
I am completely serious. Most of this is coming from the Poke-Neo messege board scum who feel they need to do this to make themselfs more known in this game. I used to be a part of this crowd, but I no longer associate myself with those leetist trash talking rank mongers. I seriously am against this now, and will do what I can to make this a better place.

Moss Factor
06/28/2005, 11:09 AM
Martin this really sickens me. When you took the Neo pledge to "Uphold the integrities of slander, libel, passive aggressive pandering, self-esteem undoing, and elitism that we hold to be true," I never thought I'd live to see the day you post this crap. How can you call yourself a good player by making posts demanding us to act like "civilized" people? What's next, Martin? HOW FAR DOES IT GO? I cannot believe you'd pull a stunt like this! Next you'll probably be posting decks in the deck forum and offering constructive criticism to inferior players to help them get better! That's low, my "friend." You're seriously sick in the head.

RainbowRichards
06/28/2005, 11:12 AM
Maybe someone hacked Martin's account???

Rep13
06/28/2005, 11:16 AM
Martin you make me sick. You were once a bold player who was never afraid to express his opinions on any subject even if you risked getting a ban. What ever happend to the Martin Moreno we knew from the depression thread, the squirtle is a communist thread, and the prejudice thread. You've changed man.

)v(ajin_ipg21
06/28/2005, 11:19 AM
Maybe winning finally got to his head????
EH... funny thread...

History repeats itself... for those of us long enough to remember...

later...
Mossy, hilarious reply
=)

SD PokeMom
06/28/2005, 11:21 AM
*waves to Juan* :)

Deja-vu all over again....=/

'mom

Professor_Chris
06/28/2005, 11:22 AM
I think its the shock from no longer being #1. Obviously his fall from stardom and becoming a has been has changed him drastically. Its only a matter of time now before he gets a beer belly and loses most of his hair. =/ Its always sad to see good players end up like this. :nonono:

Martin
06/28/2005, 11:28 AM
The Pokegym shoulden't have to deal with arrogant leetist attitude problems like yourself Chris, I mean, the fact that you have a rating that puts you at rank 1 is in no way a reason to take shots at a fellow player of the Pokemon Trading Card Game. I am appaulled that this sort of behavior is allowed on the Pokegym and prey to God that the mods show mercy to you so you keep your posting privelages.

I think it's time for a new direction in this game now that the World Championship is coming up. We need to unite not to compete with each other, but unite to keep the World Championships trophy home in america. I don't care about individual success, this is a team effort.

God Bless America!

metagross
06/28/2005, 11:32 AM
I mean, the fact that you have a rating that puts you at rank 1 is in no way a reason to take shots at a fellow player of the Pokemon Trading Card Game

Didnt you do exactly the same?

ToysRUsKid
06/28/2005, 11:32 AM
The King of the World has spoken.

Moss Factor
06/28/2005, 11:33 AM
Chris that was way over the line. With the nation still recovering from the 9/11 tragety, you've got the nerve to sit here and "terrorize" us verbally like this? How can you resort to this mindless one-upsmanship when we're a nation in termoil. I realize you've worked hard, but there is a time and place for everything, and that was seriously bad form.

I just want to thank God that we live in the greatest country on Earth, the United States of America. George W. Bush and Martin for king!

Rep13
06/28/2005, 11:35 AM
Chris that was way over the line. With the nation still recovering from the 9/11 tragety, you've got the nerve to sit here and "terrorize" us verbally like this? How can you resort to this mindless one-upsmanship when we're a nation in termoil. I realize you've worked hard, but there is a time and place for everything, and that was seriously bad form.

I just want to thank God that we live in the greatest country on Earth, the United States of America. George W. Bush and Martin for king!

*Salutes*

Someday I hope we can all wake up with the king.

Professor_Chris
06/28/2005, 11:37 AM
The Pokegym shoulden't have to deal with arrogant leetist attitude problems like yourself Chris, I mean, the fact that you have a rating that puts you at rank 1 is in no way a reason to take shots at a fellow player of the Pokemon Trading Card Game. I am appaulled that this sort of behavior is allowed on the Pokegym and prey to God that the mods show mercy to you so you keep your posting privelages.

I think it's time for a new direction in this game now that the World Championship is coming up. We need to unite not to compete with each other, but unite to keep the World Championships trophy home in america. I don't care about individual success, this is a team effort.

God Bless America!
Tsk tsk. You can't talk to me that way, I'm mathmatically the best player in the WORLD. =/ I didn't win an STS, but I did win two regionals. If you don't like the way things are run now, become the best again and make a change! :mad: Until then, run and frolic with the n00bs on the Deck Help forum. I'll be waiting at Nationals so don't disappoint me! >:)

Broken Lizard
06/28/2005, 11:50 AM
Martin, you forgot the fries in my order. :wink:

SuperWooper
06/28/2005, 11:52 AM
...

Scizophrenic, anyone?

Orange Soda
06/28/2005, 11:57 AM
This make my head esplode.

emptyseat88
06/28/2005, 12:18 PM
I'll have the #2 with a diet pepsi and a side salad. Don't skip on the dressing either!

Prime
06/28/2005, 12:48 PM
What color is the sky in your world Martin?

NoPoke
06/28/2005, 12:58 PM
TOP 10 in world modified constructed

Rank Name Rating State Country
1 daniel hopgood 2068 surrey GB
2 Josh Ross 2056 CO US
3 Stuart Benson 2053 WA US
4 Nicholas Fotheringham 2016 GB
5 Chris Schell 2006 MS US
6 Martin Moreno 2001 CA US
7 John Kettler 1990 TX US
8 Jordan Hill 1983 NC US
9 Shawn Gettys 1978 OR US
9 Miguel Angel Lopez Bernal 1978 DF MX

Patriarch = Stuart?
Martin = Josh?
Prof Chris = daniel?

Hmm someones been playing with the name tags on your clothes!

PokeMontoya
06/28/2005, 12:58 PM
I think the attitudes have to do with age I love playing the game I love winning also but can accept losing it makes you more determined to improve and become the best you can be. Crying on a message board and making enemies is not very smart or mature. Leave the Beef where it belongs on the Dinner Table.

Moss Factor
06/28/2005, 01:00 PM
11-14 players do not play against 15+ players so comparing them is apples and oranges.

NoPoke
06/28/2005, 01:02 PM
Moss haven't you ever played age-modified?

However using the rating system at all is like comparing apples with bricks!

PokeMontoya
06/28/2005, 01:06 PM
11-14 players do not play against 15+ players so comparing them is apples and oranges.
Seems my words have fallen on deaf ears I meant the difference between 15-17 and 18+ with some more sense than the cocky kids whos parents still buy them everything

Professor_Chris
06/28/2005, 01:06 PM
Moss haven't you ever played age-modified?

However using the rating system at all is like comparing apples with bricks!
All the real tournaments are Age Separated. Local tourneys and maybe Cities are really the only ones Age-Modefied. ;p Overall, the 15+ is a harder division and more difficult to earn points in, in most areas. Let us have our fun with the ratings, spoil sport. :frown:

PokeMontoya
06/28/2005, 01:11 PM
All the real tournaments are Age Separated. Local tourneys and maybe Cities are really the only ones Age-Modefied. ;p Overall, the 15+ is a harder division and more difficult to earn points in, in most areas. Let us have our fun with the ratings, spoil sport. :frown:
theres a difference between having fun and causing static with other players or their parents or their friends

NoPoke
06/28/2005, 01:14 PM
definition of parent: someone who buys you your toys then wont let you play with them!

returns name tags...

1 Chris Schell 2006 MS US 107 wins 40 losses
2 Martin Moreno 2001 CA US
3 John Kettler 1990 TX US

but may take them away again on a whim.

Cyrus
06/28/2005, 01:18 PM
Yeah Chris, no joke! These guys are spoilsports because you, me, and Martin are MATHEMATICALLY the top three players in the WORLD!

Btw, comparing the 11-14 and 15+ isn't like apples and oranges...it's more like comparing a large-sized diet coke (11-14) to a medium-sized regular coke (15+). Who the heck drinks DIET Coke anyways? I know I don't =/

This is for nopoke:::

Official Record-

Matches Won: 129 |
Matches Lost: 38 |
Matches Tied: 4 |
Total Matches Played: 171

Record with Unlimited, Limited, and ID's taken out:::

Won: 121
Lost: 33
Total: 154

NoPoke
06/28/2005, 01:22 PM
I'm curious what are your win loss records?

Professor_Chris
06/28/2005, 01:24 PM
Yeah Chris, no joke! These guys are spoilsports because you, me, and Martin are MATHEMATICALLY the top three players in the WORLD!

Btw, comparing the 11-14 and 15+ isn't like apples and oranges...it's more like comparing a large-sized diet coke (11-14) to a medium-sized regular coke (15+). Who the heck drinks DIET Coke anyways? I know I don't =/
Eew. Diet Coke. =/ Thats almost as unholy as Diet Dr. Pepper. :nonono:

I'd like to give props to mathematics, for without them I would not be (mathematically) the BEST player in the world. So take this as a lesson kids, stay in school and learn math. Then you can ring up change with the best of them, like Martin! :thumb:

Win/Loss/Tie record- 107/40/2 (the ties were IDs early in the season at FRLG pre-releases)

PokeWisconsin
06/28/2005, 01:44 PM
Ring up this *VG*

Otaku
06/28/2005, 02:00 PM
Actually, of the people I know, usually only the little kids drink the non-diet stuff. It's a metabolism thing. I know I switched over to diet or other low cal/fat options for most beverages back in gradeschool...

Ancient Pokemon Trainer
06/28/2005, 02:04 PM
Ewwwwwww! A thread about Diet stuff? Oh how the might have fallen! HARD!

CRIMINAL
06/28/2005, 03:06 PM
diet coke is for people over 30, or teenagers with low self esteem. What kinda weirdo drinks diet drinks, HONESTLY?

Martin
06/28/2005, 03:08 PM
Eew. Diet Coke. =/ Thats almost as unholy as Diet Dr. Pepper. :nonono:

I'd like to give props to mathematics, for without them I would not be (mathematically) the BEST player in the world. So take this as a lesson kids, stay in school and learn math. Then you can ring up change with the best of them, like Martin! :thumb:

Win/Loss/Tie record- 107/40/2 (the ties were IDs early in the season at FRLG pre-releases)

Are you KIDDING ME? Dude, I don't know if you KNOW, but I am a millionaire. I wore a freaking Rolex to worlds, and I got an even better one for this years. What do you drive? I drive a 2002 Dodge Viper GTS. Wheres my Milkshake and quarterpounder sir?

Good thing you won a trip bud, it be a shame to have your Geo Metro break down on the way to SD from Alabama.

JUUUUST KIDDDDDING.

Professor_Chris
06/28/2005, 03:25 PM
Are you KIDDING ME? Dude, I don't know if you KNOW, but I am a millionaire. I wore a freaking Rolex to worlds, and I got an even better one for this years. What do you drive? I drive a 2002 Dodge Viper GTS. Wheres my Milkshake and quarterpounder sir?

Good thing you won a trip bud, it be a shame to have your Geo Metro break down on the way to SD from Alabama.
Actually, I don't drive. Don't like to. :tongue: If I wanted to I could drive our Eclipse Spider convertable, heck if I know what year it is. =/ Thats nothing compared to a Dodge Viper mind you, but its not bad. So, if you'll kindly look back a page, I didn't start it, I just thought it was funny. ;p But, on the other hand, I don't automatically assume someone is stinkin' rich. Need a new best friend? ;D

And in answer to your question. Yes, I am kidding you. o_o I don't even know if I've made a serious post since the beginning of this thread. :D

Pooka
06/28/2005, 03:28 PM
Please claim down guys. This is getting out of hand.

Martin
06/28/2005, 03:29 PM
I'm joking too. In reality I am a lonely man. Sometimes, I take a bath with my money to make me feel better. So here is the final conclusions:

1. Money
2. Diet Coke
3. Bill Cosby

On to the next topic!

DarkLordSigma
06/28/2005, 03:31 PM
Getting back to the original intentions of this topic, cockyness does not belong in PTCG, or any game for that matter. You may be using the most awesome, most expensive deck in the world. You may be a master strategist. You may have all the latest gaming gear. But if you play with a cocky attitude that discourages new players from participating, how are you doing your game any justice? That's the same as saying "I'm #1 because I've scared away all the competition with my ego."

Its rather strange the things I've noticed. The younger kids (11 and under usually) play with a certain degree of respect for their opponents. Huge fusses are seldom thrown over losses, nor are egos inflated from victories.

But then you hit that age group of 12-15, and the attitudes and egos set in thick. After that undelightful little gap, most (not all) players start to settle down and become respectful players again, though obviously with a much greater level of skill.

supertyranitar
06/28/2005, 03:46 PM
Attitudes don't indeed belong in this game. It just doesn't make the game fun anymore, and thats what its all about right, the fun of the game. And though I myself have been a bad sportsman at times, i've tried to correct that problem. But some people think they have to win, and feel pressured. So that could also be a problem. But needless to say, were all human, were not perfect, but oh well, people will be what they choose to be.

DarkLordSigma
06/28/2005, 03:50 PM
That's indeed true, supertyranitar. The huge prizes sometimes make people forget the spirit of the game, and the whole point of a tournament isn't to play and have fun, but to grab one of those top 8 spots, no matter what.

Avmozz
06/28/2005, 04:34 PM
11-14 players do not play against 15+ players so comparing them is apples and oranges.

Is this REALLY you!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/avmozz/moss.jpg

NoPoke
06/28/2005, 05:01 PM
couldn't find a Moss factor but I did find Moss's egg.... http://mathworld.wolfram.com/MosssEgg.html
Wolfram is definately one of the best places for mathematical certainty. Wolfram didn't have anything to say about the others so I guess they aren't mathematically certain enough

Stripes
06/28/2005, 09:09 PM
It has come to my attention, from recent threads on this forum, that the attitudes of a lot of the top players in this game has come to a new low. Not only do I see high calibur players belittling the spirit, and decks of other people on this forum, but the constant uneeded bragging displayed here is just not the image Pokegym needs.

Martin quit dissing yourself, there are enough people here who will do it for you.

Pokemaster1110
07/02/2005, 05:11 AM
What? Bein' on top has it's perks guys. One of which is braggin' rights. Opponent's are much easier to beat if they come to the table having already beat themselves once they recognize you. :wink:


P.S.

~~~PATRIARCH, THE ONLY AMERICAN WHO IS ON POKEGYM AT 4:45 AM!!!~~~

Ha, it's 6:10 am, Sucka! :cool:

...

Oh, God, I'm alone! :frown: